Biodiversity Snapshots

12 September, 2010

Kids from Merri Creek Primary School became citizen scientists in Melbourne Museum's Forest Gallery recently to launch Biodiversity Snapshots, the new mobile-device field guide created for school students to study the fauna in their schoolyard, neighbourhood park, or bushland. 

Critters and keepers from Live Exhibits were on hand for the students to identify at the lauch, which was attended by Bronwyn Pike MP, Minister for Education, Skills and Workforce Participation.

Watch this video with a transcript

The project was supported by funding from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Atlas of Living Australia in association with the Department of Sustainability and Enviornment and Earthwatch.

Teachers and schools who are interested in including Biodiversity Snapshots in their curriculum please go to

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Simon hum 20 June, 2016 10:59
Can you please tell me what has happened to this tool as I have been recommending it to schools adn didn't realise it was no longer aavilable. Is there a new tool to replace it? Cheers
Discovery Centre 21 June, 2016 13:21
Hi Simon, 

The Biodiversity Snapshot program has been superceded by the MV Field Guide app, available for both iOS and Android devices. All for free!
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